Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and Adoption STAR encourages you and your family to find ways to celebrate.

As columnist Sam Prince wrote in an article dated 2/1/15, “Black History Month 2015 begins February 1st in the United States and Canada. The ‘heritage month’ celebrates African-American contributions to American culture and also serves as a reminder of the tribulations African-Americans have had to endure to obtain the freedoms that America’s forefathers promised its people when ‘all men are created equal’ was written in the Declaration of Independence.”

Here’s a list of events and resources to help inspire you to celebrate:

  • In a press release put out last month, PBS announced an incredible list of programming in honor of Black History Month, as well as a list of resources for students and teachers through PBS LearningMedia.
  • For Western New York-based families: Local school districts throughout the region will often hold special events/celebrations in honor of Black History Month. Amherst Central Schools is but one example of this. Check out the information on their upcoming event, which is open to the general public.
  • Looking for a tried and true list of children’s literature that’s ideally suited for children? Look no further than this list from’s website.
  • Last but not least, consider joining Adoption STAR at the end of the month for our 2nd annual African and Caribbean American Culture Day! For event details, click here.